Tusayan Museum & Ruin
Expansive views and an excellent perch for sunset.
At 7461ft, Navajo Point is the South Rim's highest overlook.
Desert View Watchtower
The marvelously worn winding staircase of Mary Colter's 70ft stone tower, built in 1932, leads to the highest spot on the rim (7522ft)....
Desert View Market
A general store with simple groceries, beer and wine, souvenirs and an ATM.
Desert View Dr · interesting places nearby
Tusayan Museum & Ruin information
Just west of Desert View and 22 miles east of Grand Canyon Village, these small ruins and museum examine the culture and lives of the Ancestral Puebloan people who lived here 800 years ago. Only partially excavated to minimize erosion damage, it's less impressive than other such ruins in the Southwest but still interesting and worth a look. Pottery, jewelry and split-twig animal figurines on display date back 2000 to 4000 years, and ranger-led tours are offered at 11am and 1.30pm daily.